US govt shutdown and possible default: Steven Hill comments on Austrian radio

By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), October 9, 2013

My comments on Austrian public radio (ORF) re: the ongoing US government shutdown, with a possible default on the national debt only 8 days away.  Will it send shock waves through the global economy? Ongoing surreal days of a flailing superpower
Steven Hill

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Steven Hill is a political writer whose latest books are "Expand Social Security Now: How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve" ( and "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers" ( His previous books include "Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age" and "10 Steps to Repair American Democracy." Follow him at and on Twitter @StevenHill1776